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Game Tactics

November 26, 2012 by


Is your class boring you to death with rote memorization and grammar drills? Are your students sleeping, passing notes or singing songs to themselves without really caring what’s happening in class? Are the holes in the wall, drafts and sounds driving you insane and making you want to fall asleep in the back of the […]

This School Year, I Will Eat Fewer Students

September 18, 2012 by


I always find it entertaining when New Years rolls around and people ask you, “so what are your New Years resolutions?” I always give the most limp-wristed response I can come up with at that moment; “this year, I will try and put less jam on badgers.” But I was thinking, about starting a new […]

Cell Phones

December 3, 2011 by


Not to sound like an old man, but back in my day we didn’t have cell phones in classes. I guess by the time I got to high school, some of us had pagers. We called them “beepers” because they would beep when we got a page. The page would basically be a string of […]

English World

September 1, 2011 by


I just received an email from TLG about the new Macmillan books. We’ve known they were coming for a while, but not which series it would be or what the plan would be once they arrived. The first news is that the new books will be English World. I’ve worked with English World before, and […]

Buckswood Summer School

June 18, 2011 by


This summer, I’ll be working at the Buckswood School as an Activity Leader for Georgian students. Buckswood will have about 600 students this summer coming in four waves – each wave lasting three weeks and consisting of about 150 students. Each student at Buckswood won their spot through participating in Georgia’s academic Olympiad program. We […]

Discipline in Schools

May 31, 2011 by


The first thing I noticed when I first walked into a Georgian public school was the chaos in the hallways. Children running, children play-fighting, children real-fighting. Students and teachers stopped in clusters, having conversations in the halls and on stairwells, making getting around them a real challenge. Students turning off the hall lights. Students yelling […]